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Tuesday 17 January 2017

Tour bus ploughs into parked cars

Published 12/05/2011 | 05:00

Gardai and ESB engineers at the scene of the bus crash at Merrion Square, Dublin, yesterday morning. Martin Nolan

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PEDESTRIANS had a lucky escape yesterday when a tour bus ploughed into a number of cars before mounting the footpath on Dublin's Merrion Square, writes Kevin Keane.

The vehicle, run by tour operator Globus, left the road after the driver suffered a suspected heart attack while heading west along the north side of the square shortly after 9am.

The bus hit at least three parked cars before knocking over a lamp-post and crashing through cast iron railings.

The footpath is a busy thoroughfare and is close to the well-known Oscar Wilde memorial.

The driver of the bus was taken to hospital for treatment while the bus's passengers were uninjured. No pedestrians were hurt.

Irish Independent

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